Use of corticosteroids may produce posterior subcapsular cataracts, glaucoma with possible damage to the optic nerves, and may enhance the establishment of secondary ocular infections due to bacteria, fungi, or viruses . The use of systemic corticosteroids is not recommended in the treatment of optic neuritis and may lead to an increase in the risk of new episodes. Corticosteroids should be used cautiously in patients with ocular herpes simplex because of corneal perforation. Corticosteroids should not be used in active ocular herpes simplex.
On the personal side, Dr. Bakshian has the unique ability to bond with his patients, and he considers himself a true patient advocate. Dr Bakshian lives with his wife and four children, and he considers himself a true “family man”. Both Dr. Bakshian and his wife’s families are academic and they continue this tradition on a long and prestigious line of doctors. His hobbies include sailing, martial arts, tennis and scuba diving. Dr. Bakshian is very passionate about his work and would want to continue to do it even if it wasn’t his profession. “If given an opportunity to do anything, I would choose to practice spine surgery as my favorite hobby”.